Foodwise Extension Milwaukee County

Foodwise Extension Milwaukee County The UW-Extension, Milwaukee County Nutrition Education Program helps families and individuals choose, purchase and prepare healthful food The UW-Extension Milwaukee County Nutrition Education program helps limited resource families and individuals:
- Choose healthful diets
- Purchase and prepare healthful food
- Food Safety
- Attain food security by learning to stretch their food dollars wisely

The Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program is funded by the US department of Agriculture.

In partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools, WNEP provides lessons on choosing healthier snacks, food safety, and eating a variety of healthy foods for students in over 50 schools. In partnership with the Milwaukee County Department on Aging and other local senior centers, WNEP provides nutrition education for older adults on eating foods with less fat, increasing intake of fruits and vegetables,

In partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools, WNEP provides lessons on choosing healthier snacks, food safety, and eating a variety of healthy foods for students in over 50 schools. In partnership with the Milwaukee County Department on Aging and other local senior centers, WNEP provides nutrition education for older adults on eating foods with less fat, increasing intake of fruits and vegetables,

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Do you still have Milwaukee Market Match coupons? This Saturday 11/13 and next Saturday 11/20 are the last days to spend...
11/09/2021

Do you still have Milwaukee Market Match coupons? This Saturday 11/13 and next Saturday 11/20 are the last days to spend them at the Fondy Farmers Market! All other locations are closed for the season. There are no more coupons available for distribution. Don't forget to grab your free fruits and vegetables before your coupons expire!

Do you still have Milwaukee Market Match coupons? This Saturday 11/13 and next Saturday 11/20 are the last days to spend them at the Fondy Farmers Market! All other locations are closed for the season. There are no more coupons available for distribution. Don't forget to grab your free fruits and vegetables before your coupons expire!

This Sunday, October 31st, is the last day to spend WIC and Senior Farmer Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers! Ther...
10/26/2021
Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition

This Sunday, October 31st, is the last day to spend WIC and Senior Farmer Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers! There are several markets still open on Saturday (Fondy Farmers Market, South Shore Farmer's Market, West Allis Farmers Market) and Sunday (Fondy Farmers Market, Greenfield Farmers Market, Riverwest Gardeners Market, Shorewood Farmers Market) this weekend who accept vouchers. More info at bit.ly/EBTMKE! 🍎🍏🥕🥬

Got EBT? Get FREE fruits & veggies! Milwaukee Market Match doubles your dollars at participating farmers markets.* Match is up to $20 per person per day.

Join UW-Madison Division of Extension for a FREE webinar on Wednesday, November 3rd 12 - 1 PM on Community Gardens: How ...
10/18/2021
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Join UW-Madison Division of Extension for a FREE webinar on Wednesday, November 3rd 12 - 1 PM on Community Gardens: How to Plan for Success. Are you or your organization starting or maintaining a community garden (such as gardens for school, youth, food pantries, rental plots, etc.)? Join us for this free online webinar to learn how you should plan for your community garden before a shovel hits the dirt! Register in advance: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_es2jNLGnHfYLIYShttps://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_es2jNLGnHfYLIYS

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For neighbors who need help replacing food after losing power from the storms last week, Feeding America Eastern Wiscons...
08/19/2021

For neighbors who need help replacing food after losing power from the storms last week, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is holding gift card distributions at three Milwaukee Pick 'n Save locations this Friday, August 20, from 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. See the flyer below for all the information and please spread the word!

If you lost power last week and are having trouble replacing the food that was lost, Feeding America is partnering with the City of Milwaukee to help. Dates and locations are listed below. Please bring identification and proof from WE Energies that your power went out.

We’re wrapping up National Farmers Market Week on this beautiful Saturday ☀️ with a visit to some of our favorite market...
08/07/2021

We’re wrapping up National Farmers Market Week on this beautiful Saturday ☀️ with a visit to some of our favorite markets! You can shop with your QUEST/EBT card, WIC, and Senior FMNP vouchers at many markets in MKE County today including: Tosa Farmers Market from 8 AM – 12 PM; South Shore Farmer's Market from 8 AM – 12 PM; and Oak Creek Farmers Market from 9 AM – 1 PM. More info: bit.ly/EBTMKE Photos courtesy of Tosa FM

Grocery shopping plans this weekend? How about a visit to the historic Fondy Farmers Market? Shop all things local and u...
08/06/2021

Grocery shopping plans this weekend? How about a visit to the historic Fondy Farmers Market? Shop all things local and use your QUEST/EBT, WIC, and Senior vouchers to get fresh produce! 🌽🍅🍆 🥔🥕🥒 They are open on Saturdays from 7 AM – 2 PM; Sundays from 9 AM – 2 PM; and Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 AM – 2 PM. Happy National Farmers Market Week! More info: bit.ly/EBTMKE Photo courtesy of FFM

Grocery shopping plans this weekend? How about a visit to the historic Fondy Farmers Market? Shop all things local and use your QUEST/EBT, WIC, and Senior vouchers to get fresh produce! 🌽🍅🍆 🥔🥕🥒 They are open on Saturdays from 7 AM – 2 PM; Sundays from 9 AM – 2 PM; and Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 AM – 2 PM. Happy National Farmers Market Week! More info: bit.ly/EBTMKE Photo courtesy of FFM

The West Allis Farmers Market is open today from 12 – 6 PM! Celebrate National Farmers Market Week by visiting this hist...
08/05/2021

The West Allis Farmers Market is open today from 12 – 6 PM! Celebrate National Farmers Market Week by visiting this historic market. QUEST/EBT, WIC, and Senior FMNP vouchers accepted! You can also visit this market on Thursdays from 12 – 6 PM, and Saturdays from 1 – 6 PM. More info: bit.ly/EBTMKE Photo courtesy of WAFM

The West Allis Farmers Market is open today from 12 – 6 PM! Celebrate National Farmers Market Week by visiting this historic market. QUEST/EBT, WIC, and Senior FMNP vouchers accepted! You can also visit this market on Thursdays from 12 – 6 PM, and Saturdays from 1 – 6 PM. More info: bit.ly/EBTMKE Photo courtesy of WAFM

The Brown Deer Farmers Market is open today from 9 AM – 5:30 PM! Check out this vibrant, all day farmers market this Nat...
08/04/2021

The Brown Deer Farmers Market is open today from 9 AM – 5:30 PM! Check out this vibrant, all day farmers market this National Farmers Market Week and every Wednesday through the end of October. QUEST/EBT, WIC, and Senior FMNP vouchers accepted, AND MATCHED! Get double your dollars to purchase SNAP eligible foods at the market by using your benefits. More info: bit.ly/EBTMKE Photo courtesy of BDFM

The Brown Deer Farmers Market is open today from 9 AM – 5:30 PM! Check out this vibrant, all day farmers market this National Farmers Market Week and every Wednesday through the end of October. QUEST/EBT, WIC, and Senior FMNP vouchers accepted, AND MATCHED! Get double your dollars to purchase SNAP eligible foods at the market by using your benefits. More info: bit.ly/EBTMKE Photo courtesy of BDFM

Use your FoodShare benefits at the farmers market! Did you know that some markets double up your benefits so you can spe...
08/02/2021

Use your FoodShare benefits at the farmers market! Did you know that some markets double up your benefits so you can spend twice as much on fresh local produce? Find out which markets accept QUEST, WIC, and Senior vouchers on the Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition Google map, and look for “SNAP Match” when clicking through the different locations: bit.ly/EBTMKE. Happy National Farmers Market Week!

Use your FoodShare benefits at the farmers market! Did you know that some markets double up your benefits so you can spend twice as much on fresh local produce? Find out which markets accept QUEST, WIC, and Senior vouchers on the Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition Google map, and look for “SNAP Match” when clicking through the different locations: bit.ly/EBTMKE. Happy National Farmers Market Week!

Happy National Farmers Market Week! There are several markets open in MKE County today that accept QUEST/EBT: Shorewood ...
08/01/2021

Happy National Farmers Market Week! There are several markets open in MKE County today that accept QUEST/EBT: Shorewood Farmers Market from 9:30 AM – 1 PM; Greenfield Farmers Market from 10 AM – 2 PM; and Riverwest Gardeners Market from 10 AM – 3 PM. Shop today with your benefits for bountiful fresh foods! More info: bit.ly/EBTMKE Photo courtesy of RWGM

Happy National Farmers Market Week! There are several markets open in MKE County today that accept QUEST/EBT: Shorewood Farmers Market from 9:30 AM – 1 PM; Greenfield Farmers Market from 10 AM – 2 PM; and Riverwest Gardeners Market from 10 AM – 3 PM. Shop today with your benefits for bountiful fresh foods! More info: bit.ly/EBTMKE Photo courtesy of RWGM

Happy Wisconsin School Garden Day! #WISchoolGardenDay 🌻🥕🍅🥒🌽
05/20/2021

Happy Wisconsin School Garden Day! #WISchoolGardenDay 🌻🥕🍅🥒🌽

Happy #WISchoolGardenDay to all of the educators, students, and families make Wisconsin a national leader in youth garden education!

Wisconsin School Garden Day is in one week from today on May 20th! Our friends at Wisconsin School Garden Network have c...
05/13/2021

Wisconsin School Garden Day is in one week from today on May 20th! Our friends at Wisconsin School Garden Network have compiled a great list of resources for youth garden leaders and educators to use when planning school garden day celebrations! #WISchoolGardenDay https://wischoolgardens.org/wisconsin-school-garden-day-2021/

Wisconsin School Garden Day is in one week from today on May 20th! Our friends at Wisconsin School Garden Network have compiled a great list of resources for youth garden leaders and educators to use when planning school garden day celebrations! #WISchoolGardenDay https://wischoolgardens.org/wisconsin-school-garden-day-2021/

Mutual aid distribution happening on Saturday, March 13th from 12 - 4 PM at the Turner Hall North Parking lot (1034 N. V...
03/03/2021

Mutual aid distribution happening on Saturday, March 13th from 12 - 4 PM at the Turner Hall North Parking lot (1034 N. Vel Phillips Ave)! FREE food - 500 free food boxes (1 per family) and 100 $20 El Rey gift cards (1 per family).

Distribución de comida gratis es Sábado el 13 de Marzo de 12 - 4 PM al estacionamiento norte de Turner Hall (1034 N. Vel Phillips Ave)! Comida GRATIS - 500 cajas de comida gratis (1 por familia) y 100 $20 tarjetas de El Rey (1 por familia).

Mutual aid distribution happening on Saturday, March 13th from 12 - 4 PM at the Turner Hall North Parking lot (1034 N. Vel Phillips Ave)! FREE food - 500 free food boxes (1 per family) and 100 $20 El Rey gift cards (1 per family).

Distribución de comida gratis es Sábado el 13 de Marzo de 12 - 4 PM al estacionamiento norte de Turner Hall (1034 N. Vel Phillips Ave)! Comida GRATIS - 500 cajas de comida gratis (1 por familia) y 100 $20 tarjetas de El Rey (1 por familia).

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02/03/2021

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¡Las zanahorias son #WIHarvestoftheMonth!
Seleccione - Elija zanahorias lisas y firmes con color
intenso y remates frescos y verdes.
Guarde - Retire los remates verdes y refrigere en una bolsa
de plástico hasta por 2 semanas.
Prepare - Lave bajo agua corriente para eliminar la mugre.
Pélelas si lo desea.
La compra de frutas y verduras que se cultivan en
Wisconsin puede reducir el costo de los productos básicos
frescos. ¡Las zanahorias se pueden guardar en el invierno!
¡Nutritivo, delicioso, Wisconsin!

Students and families can pick up packaged breakfasts and lunches plus a Winter Break Meal Bundle ❄️🍽 ahead of the sched...
12/16/2020
MPS: MPS provides winter break meals for students

Students and families can pick up packaged breakfasts and lunches plus a Winter Break Meal Bundle ❄️🍽 ahead of the scheduled holiday break at Milwaukee Public Schools Stop, Grab, and Go locations. Distribution will take place on December 21 and 22, 2020. More info: https://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/News/MPS-provides-winter-break-meals-for-students.htm

MPS will offer extra meals for students on Dec. 21 plus Winter Break Meal Bundles on Dec. 22, 2020.

Got lunch? Get multi-day meal packs for children under 18 at Clarke Square Park and other locations across the city.
11/23/2020

Got lunch? Get multi-day meal packs for children under 18 at Clarke Square Park and other locations across the city.

New meal sites for kids school meals are popping up on our map! Sites offer a variety of times, days, and quantities of meals per day. Today, Milwaukee Center for Independence opened service at Clarke Square Park to offer a later time for parents to pick up meals. Check the map to find the closest & most convenient site for your family to pick up meals for kids! http://bit.ly/FoodNowMKE

Extension Milwaukee County
11/16/2020
Extension Milwaukee County

Extension Milwaukee County

Happy Native American Heritage Month! This month we celebrate the rich and diverse culture, history, and contributions of Native communities.

Do you still have Milwaukee Market Match coupons? This Saturday 11/14 and next Saturday 11/21 are the last days to spend...
11/10/2020

Do you still have Milwaukee Market Match coupons? This Saturday 11/14 and next Saturday 11/21 are the last days to spend them at the Fondy Farmers Market! All other locations are closed for the season. Don't forget to grab your free fruits and vegetables before your coupons expire!

This Saturday, October 31st, is the last day to spend WIC and Senior Farmer Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers! Th...
10/29/2020
Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition

This Saturday, October 31st, is the last day to spend WIC and Senior Farmer Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers! The Fondy Farmers Market is open on Saturday from 7 AM - 2 PM and the West Allis Farmers Market is open from 1 PM - 6 PM. More info at bit.ly/EBTMKE! 🍎🍏🥕🥬

HAVE EBT? Get FREE fruits & vegetables with MILWAUKEE MARKET MATCH! Up to $20 per person per day. When you use your QUEST card at the market, you will

Some FoodShare households will receive additional benefits for October. The October benefits will be automatically put o...
10/20/2020

Some FoodShare households will receive additional benefits for October. The October benefits will be automatically put on your QUEST card on November 1. You don't need to do anything! More info on this flyer from Wisconsin Department of Health Services:https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p02647.pdf

Milwaukee Public Schools families can pick up FREE fresh produce each Thursday in October! First pickup is this Thursday...
10/06/2020
MPS: MPS families can pick up free fresh produce each Thursday in October

Milwaukee Public Schools families can pick up FREE fresh produce each Thursday in October! First pickup is this Thursday at MPS Stop, Grab, and Go locations. One produce bag will be provided per family while supplies last. Bags will be available during regular meal distribution hours (11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.). Families can pick up a produce bag without students being present. This Thursday's Celebrate Culture Through Food theme is Hispanic Culture! Produce bag will feature avocados, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño pepper, lime, mango, plantain, Roma tomatoes, and white onion. 🥑🌶🧄🧅 For more info: https://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/News/MPS-families-can-pick-up-free-fresh-produce-each-Thursday-in-October.htm

MPS will offer free fresh produce to families each Thursday in October to promote healthy eating and celebrate world cultures.

Milwaukee Market Match doubles your dollars when you use FoodShare at the farmers market! Visit Fondy Farmers Market, Gr...
09/17/2020

Milwaukee Market Match doubles your dollars when you use FoodShare at the farmers market! Visit Fondy Farmers Market, Greenfield Farmers Market, Riverwest Gardeners Market, Shorewood Farmers Market, and the Tosa Farmers Market this weekend to get FREE Wisconsin grown produce when you use your QUEST card. Up to $20 per person per day. Expires on 11/21/20. Sponsored by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. 🍎🥦🍆🍉🌽🥕🍅

MKE Community Fridge has free, healthy food available for anyone, anytime, no questions asked. Located outside The Tande...
08/25/2020
MKE Community Fridge strives to fight food insecurity

MKE Community Fridge has free, healthy food available for anyone, anytime, no questions asked. Located outside The Tandem at 1848 W. Fond du Lac Ave. Read the article to learn more about how to access food, or how to get involved!

Give if you can and take what you need.

FoodShare benefits to be extended for July and August! Thank you Milwaukee Food Council for the info and update from Wis...
08/13/2020

FoodShare benefits to be extended for July and August! Thank you Milwaukee Food Council for the info and update from Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

FoodShare households will receive the maximum monthly benefit amount based on the number of eligible people in their household for July and August if they are not receiving the max amount already. The additional July benefits will be available on QUEST cards on August 9, and the additional August benefits will be available on QUEST cards on August 23. More info from Wisconsin Department of Health Services here:https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p02647.pdf

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation Pop Up Farmers Market opens TODAY at 3:30 PM! This week's market can be...
08/11/2020
counties.extension.wisc.edu

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation Pop Up Farmers Market opens TODAY at 3:30 PM! This week's market can be found at Century City I Building (Good City Brewing) at 3945 N. 31st St. QUEST/EBT accepted, and a $3 coupon in this flyer for the first 25 attendees:https://counties.extension.wisc.edu/milwaukee/files/2020/08/Northside-Pop-Up-Markets-FINAL.pdf

Hunger Task Force, Inc. is distributing their final round of Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers THIS Frida...
08/10/2020
www.hungertaskforce.org

Hunger Task Force, Inc. is distributing their final round of Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers THIS Friday, August 14th from 9 AM - 1 PM at the Abundant Faith Church of Integrity located at 7830 Good Hope Road. More info and application can be found on Hunger Task Force's website:https://www.hungertaskforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SFMV-flyer-distribution2_2020_V2.pdf

We're wrapping up National Farmers Market Week by visiting the Fondy Farmers Market, open from 7 AM - 2 PM TODAY! QUEST/...
08/08/2020

We're wrapping up National Farmers Market Week by visiting the Fondy Farmers Market, open from 7 AM - 2 PM TODAY! QUEST/EBT, WIC, and Senior FMNP vouchers accepted, plus Market Match doubles your dollars to buy fresh produce at the market! 🍅🍆🥦🌽🥕 For more info on markets open throughout the week, visit bit.ly/EBTMKE. #FarmersMarketsAreEssential

Check out the Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition and Hunger Task Force, Inc.'s list of markets in MKE County that accept...
08/07/2020

Check out the Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition and Hunger Task Force, Inc.'s list of markets in MKE County that accept benefits at bit.ly/EBTMKE. Stop by a market this weekend and use your QUEST card to buy local foods! Shorewood Farmers Market and Greenfield Farmers Market are open this Sunday. #FarmersMarketsAreEssential

Grocery shopping plans this weekend? How about your local farmers market to celebrate National Farmers Market Week? 🍅🍆🥒🌶...
08/06/2020
Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition

Grocery shopping plans this weekend? How about your local farmers market to celebrate National Farmers Market Week? 🍅🍆🥒🌶🌽🥕 Many markets accept QUEST/EBT and are open this Saturday, including Tosa Farmers Market, South Shore Farmer's Market, Oak Creek Farmers Market, and many more! Find out which market is closest to you by visiting bit.ly/EBTMKE #FarmersMarketsAreEssential

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The Brown Deer Farmers Market is open today from 9 AM - 5:30 PM! Check out this vibrant, all day farmers market this Nat...
08/05/2020

The Brown Deer Farmers Market is open today from 9 AM - 5:30 PM! Check out this vibrant, all day farmers market this National Farmers Market Week and every Wednesday through the end of October. QUEST/EBT, WIC, and Senior FMNP vouchers accepted, AND MATCHED! Get double your dollars to purchase SNAP eligible foods at the market by using your benefits. bit.ly/EBTMKE #FarmersMarketsAreEssential

The West Allis Farmers Market is open today from 12 PM - 6 PM! Celebrate National Farmers Market Week by visiting this h...
08/04/2020

The West Allis Farmers Market is open today from 12 PM - 6 PM! Celebrate National Farmers Market Week by visiting this historic market. QUEST/EBT, WIC, and Senior FMNP vouchers accepted! You can also visit this market on Thursdays from 12 - 6, and Saturdays from 1 - 6. bit.ly/EBTMKE #FarmersMarketsAreEssential

National Farmers Market Week continues with our community partner highlight: Fondy Food Center, best known for operating...
08/03/2020

National Farmers Market Week continues with our community partner highlight: Fondy Food Center, best known for operating the Fondy Farmers Market (open tomorrow from 9 AM - 2 PM) and the Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market! We work with Fondy to make farmers markets more accessible to all through the work of the Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition. Learn more at bit.ly/EBTMKE#FarmersMarketsAreEssential 🍏🍅🍆🥬🌽🥕

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Use your #FoodShare benefits at the farmers market! From SNAP/EBT, WIC to Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers, neighbors receiving a variety of benefits can use them to purchase local, fresh food from markets across Milwaukee. This coalition is co-facilitated by Foodwise Extension Milwaukee County and Fondy Farmers Market. Access the 2021 market guide: https://www.hungertaskforce.org/2021/08/24/farmers-market-guide-2021/
Here at FMC our main focus is farmers market operators, but there are so many other faces around the market that make farmers markets run. Farmers markets are often a space where farmers, Extension agents, government officials, and community members all come together and support their local food system. Farmers markets strengthen local community connection, as well as economies. Even through the challenges presented by the pandemic farmers markets have continued to serve as the hub for community resilience in communities around the country. We are honored to provide resources for everyone that help make markets strong. Thank you to Meg Kilkenny of Foodwise Extension Milwaukee County for sharing how our resources can support Extension professionals who work with farmers markets. Keep up the great work! Interested in supporting our work? Consider making a donation this season: https://bit.ly/FMsAreEssential 💚 📸: the awesome team at Boulder County Farmers Markets✨
Did you know that we have FREE garden beds available to rent this growing season? Gardening can be a great activity to practice #socialdistancing during #COVID19. Message us or email Dakota to reserve a garden bed. These garden beds are open to anyone in the Milwaukee community 😁 Milwaukee Food Council Foodwise Extension Milwaukee County Ultimate Farm Collaborative Silver Spring Neighborhood Center Rocketship Public Schools Havenwoods Edc